History Literature / AmericanPsycho

1st May '16 3:59:40 PM SeanMurrayI
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* JerkAss: Every person Patrick surrounds himself with, except Jean, is every bit as shallow, self-centered and materialistic as he is. His male associates, especially, are frequently sexist, casually racist, or both.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Every person Patrick surrounds himself with, except Jean, is every bit as shallow, self-centered self-centered, and materialistic as he is. His male associates, especially, are frequently sexist, casually racist, or both.
1st May '16 3:47:12 PM SeanMurrayI
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Several of Bateman's victims. The ones he has "motives" for are considerably worse, since the ones he has no real motives for can be explained by saying he's just crazy.

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* DisposableVagrant: Bateman also targets homeless people just as often as prostitutes, particularly a beggar named Al who is presented readers/audiences as Patrick's first victim. In the book, Al is suggested to have survived his encounter with Patrick and reappears later in the second half.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Several of Bateman's victims. The ones he has "motives" for victims are considerably worse, since the ones he has no real motives for can be explained by saying he's just crazy.killed out of jealousy or vengeance over incredibly petty grievances.



* JerkAss: Everyone except Jean and maybe Luis

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* JerkAss: Everyone Every person Patrick surrounds himself with, except Jean Jean, is every bit as shallow, self-centered and maybe Luismaterialistic as he is. His male associates, especially, are frequently sexist, casually racist, or both.



* AllAsiansLookAlike: After one of Bateman's associates alarms him of [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld the growing influence of Japan and Japanese business in New York City and America]] on his way to Evelyn's Christmas Eve party, Bateman feels compelled to murder the first Japanese bike messenger he sees and dump the hot food his victim was delivering on top of his body, only to discover in doing so that his victim was actually carrying Chinese food. Realizing his "mistake" in "killing the wrong type of Asian," Bateman decides to "amend" the situation by leaving a threatening note [[PekingDuckChristmas for the Jewish family that the food was being delivered to]] before halfheartedly telling his victim, "Uh, sorry."

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* AllAsiansLookAlike: After While on his way to Evelyn's Christmas Eve party, after one of Bateman's associates alarms him of [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld the growing influence of Japan and Japanese business in New York City and America]] on his way to Evelyn's Christmas Eve party, America]], Bateman feels compelled to murder the first Japanese bike messenger he sees and dump the hot food his victim was delivering on top of his body, only to discover in doing so that his victim was actually carrying Chinese food. Realizing his he had made a "mistake" in "killing the wrong type of Asian," Bateman decides then attempts to "amend" the situation by leaving a threatening note [[PekingDuckChristmas for the Jewish family that the food was being delivered to]] before halfheartedly telling his victim, "Uh, sorry."



* JerkAss: Every single character apart from Christie and Jean.
30th Apr '16 12:37:38 PM SeanMurrayI
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* RevisedEnding: There's one small change to the ending of the musical that doesn't occur in the other sources. [[spoiler: Patrick never dumps Evelyn, and by the closing number, they're expected to marry.]]
30th Apr '16 11:57:04 AM SeanMurrayI
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** In the early chapter "Morning Routine" and the opening of the musical, Patrick describes his suit for the day as "an eighties drape from Alan Flusser". The same suits were worn by Michael Douglas's character, Gordon Gecko, in ''Film/WallStreet''.
30th Apr '16 11:51:31 AM SeanMurrayI
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** In all adaptations, there's a scene where Bateman references a quote which he attributes to infamous murderer Ed Gein. In actuality, [[GeniusBonus the quote in question was said by a another serial killer, Edmund Kemper.]]

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** In all adaptations, there's a scene where Bateman references a quote which he attributes to infamous murderer Ed Gein. In actuality, [[GeniusBonus the quote in question was said by a another serial killer, Edmund Kemper.]]
30th Apr '16 11:49:30 AM SeanMurrayI
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* CriticalResearchFailure: InUniverse, and more frequently in the book than in other sources. As much as Bateman portrays himself as possessing immense knowledge and informed opinions on pop culture, music, movies, TV, and other trivia, he does occasionally get things wrong, although this isn't always made glaringly obvious:
** In all adaptations, there's a scene where Bateman references a quote which he attributes to infamous murderer Ed Gein. In actuality, [[GeniusBonus the quote in question was spoken by a different serial killer, Edmund Kemper.]]

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* CriticalResearchFailure: InUniverse, and more frequently in the book than in other sources. As much as Bateman portrays himself as possessing immense knowledge and informed opinions on in appreciation of pop culture, music, movies, TV, and other trivia, he does occasionally get things wrong, although this isn't always made glaringly obvious:
** In all adaptations, there's a scene where Bateman references a quote which he attributes to infamous murderer Ed Gein. In actuality, [[GeniusBonus the quote in question was spoken said by a different another serial killer, Edmund Kemper.]]



* MistakenIdentity: Throughout the book and the movie, characters address each other by the wrong name. Bateman himself is called Marcus Halberstam, [=MacLoy=], Davis, Smith and Paul Owen/Allen, among others. Craig [=McDermott=] is addressed as Baxter at one point. This is a part of the social commentary in the story; these yuppies are so self-centered they can't even remember each others' names. Or, more to the point, they all look exactly like one another and engage in the exact same activities to a point where everyone is interchangeable, no one else can tell anybody apart from anybody else, and no one can even realize when one of their own associates and so-called "friends" is murdered...maybe.

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* MistakenIdentity: Throughout MistakenIdentity:Throughout the book and the movie, characters address each other by the wrong name. Bateman himself is called Marcus Halberstam, [=MacLoy=], Davis, Smith and Paul Owen/Allen, among others. Craig [=McDermott=] is addressed as Baxter at one point. This is a part of the social commentary in the story; these yuppies are so self-centered they can't even remember each others' names. Or, more to the point, they all look exactly like one another and engage in the exact same activities to a point where everyone is interchangeable, no one else can tell anybody apart from anybody else, and no one can even realize when one of their own associates and so-called "friends" is murdered...maybe.
30th Apr '16 12:54:12 AM SeanMurrayI
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*** Patrick frequently refers to the depiction of "Fantine's" face on posters for the Broadway musical ''Theatre/LesMiserables''. The actual character appearing in [[http://www.paminasopera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/les-miserables-musical-poster-01.jpg the promotional posters]] is Cosette.

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*** Patrick frequently refers to the depiction of "Fantine's" "Eponine's" face on posters for the Broadway musical ''Theatre/LesMiserables''. The actual character appearing in [[http://www.paminasopera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/les-miserables-musical-poster-01.jpg the promotional posters]] is Cosette.
30th Apr '16 12:03:32 AM SeanMurrayI
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* CriticalResearchFailure: InUniverse, and more frequently in the book than in other sources. As much as Bateman portrays himself as possessing immense knowledge and informed opinions on pop culture, music, movies, TV, and other trivia, he does occasionally get his facts wrong:

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* CriticalResearchFailure: InUniverse, and more frequently in the book than in other sources. As much as Bateman portrays himself as possessing immense knowledge and informed opinions on pop culture, music, movies, TV, and other trivia, he does occasionally get his facts wrong:things wrong, although this isn't always made glaringly obvious:
30th Apr '16 12:01:29 AM SeanMurrayI
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* CrapsackWorld: So very much. Almost every character, with the exception of Luis, Jean, and maybe Courtney, is an absolutely odious individual, completely lacking in anything even remotely like a redeeming feature.

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* CrapsackWorld: So very much. Almost every character, with the exception of Luis, Jean, and maybe Courtney, is an absolutely odious individual, completely lacking in anything even remotely like a redeeming feature.feature.
* CriticalResearchFailure: InUniverse, and more frequently in the book than in other sources. As much as Bateman portrays himself as possessing immense knowledge and informed opinions on pop culture, music, movies, TV, and other trivia, he does occasionally get his facts wrong:
** In all adaptations, there's a scene where Bateman references a quote which he attributes to infamous murderer Ed Gein. In actuality, [[GeniusBonus the quote in question was spoken by a different serial killer, Edmund Kemper.]]
** In the book and musical, a character points out to Patrick that he hung his cherished, original David Onica painting upside-down.
** Moreover in the book:
*** Patrick frequently refers to the depiction of "Fantine's" face on posters for the Broadway musical ''Theatre/LesMiserables''. The actual character appearing in [[http://www.paminasopera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/les-miserables-musical-poster-01.jpg the promotional posters]] is Cosette.
*** He identifies the saddest song he knows as " 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' by The Beatles".
** Timothy Price/Bryce makes the claim when trying to sound world conscious that "Sikhs are killing ''tons'' of Israelis" in Sri Lanka.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Patrick seems to think so. If he's not going to lengths to pay prostitutes and/or drugging women just to watch them get it on, he's often seeking it out in pornographic videos. In one instance late in the book, his fascination with the topic of his favorite daytime talk show being "Teenage Lesbians" causes him to miss a business meeting.

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Patrick seems to think so. If he's not going to lengths to pay prostitutes and/or drugging drug women just to watch them get it on, he's often seeking it out in pornographic videos. In one instance late in the book, his fascination with the topic of his favorite daytime talk show being "Teenage Lesbians" causes him to miss a business meeting.
29th Apr '16 3:52:13 PM Aquila89
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** Patrick is obsessed with real serial killers like Ted Bundy or Ed Gein, to the point that his friends complain that he always brings them up in conversations.
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